S-Space College of Business Administration/Business School (경영대학/대학원) Institute of Information and Operation Management (경영정보연구소) Journal of information and operations management (경영정보논총) Journal of information and operations management vol.12(2) (2002) (경영정보논총)
Metering and Access Fee Scheme
- Nam, Ick-Hyun
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 경영정보연구소
- Journal of information and operations management, Vol.12 No.2, pp. 29-40
- In the local phone market. we see two kinds of pricing schemes. One is a metering scheme in which a customer is charged according to the phone call usage. The other is allowing unlimited usage and charging a fixed fee per month. For the latter. we will call it access fee scheme in this paper. For several internet services. it is very important to choose the right pricing scheme in order to maximize the profit. Two typical options for pricing in providing services are a metering scheme and an access fee scheme. An Internet service provider can use either a metering scheme or an access fee scheme. That is. it can charge a customer according to the usage amount or a fixed access fee for unlimited usage. An Internet music service providers can charge a customer for each song downloaded or an access fee regardless of the number of songs.